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Lagos, Nigeria – Comedian extraordinaire, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st and actress, Bhaira Mcnwizu, have lent their fame, faces and voices to the Ebola Virus Disease enlightenment campaign. In a new television commercial produced by the Best of Nollywood, the two celebrities, alongside fast rising actor and comic act, Tomiwa Kukoyi, combine to further educate Nigerians on the Ebola disease.

Shot in Lagos, the commercial tells the story of a couple played by Kukoyi and Mcnwizu who decided to leave the country in the wake of the Ebola outbreak. The timely arrival of their family friend, played by Adeyinka, helped change their mind as he enlightened them on the causes, symptoms and how to avoid contacting the disease. The Yoruba version features popular Yoruba actors, Yomi Fabiyi and Biodun Okeowo with Adeyinka playing his interventionist role.

According to Seun Oloketuyi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Best of Nollywood, organisers of the Best of Nollywood Awards and publishers of its magazine and online versions, “Many Nigerians are in the dark about the causes and symptoms of the disease which was why at the outbreak, some people died from salt overdose in some parts of the country. That is ignorance. And this is what we intend to correct with this TVC which is part of Best of Nollywood’s Corporate Social Responsibility. We decided to enlighten our people using faces that they are familiar with to further shed light on the Ebola scourge.” While commending the Federal Government for its proactive response to the Ebola outbreak, Oloketuyi said he hopes that other organisations would toe his company’s path to spread the Ebola message.

Watch “Best of Nollywood campaign on Ebola – Video 3” on YouTube

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